New England Patriots: Twitter reaction to selection of Isaiah Wynn

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 02: Isaiah Wynn
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 02: Isaiah Wynn /

With the 23rd overall pick, the New England Patriots selected offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn. What was the reaction on twitter to this pick?

The New England Patriots ended up staying put with their first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, as they selected Isaiah Wynn from Georgia. New England was able to acquire the 23rd overall pick in a trade earlier in the offseason with the Los Angeles Rams.

In the trade that sent Brandin Cooks to the Rams, the Patriots were able to get the 23rd overall pick back in return. Since Cooks is entering the final year of his contract, getting a first-round pick back for him was certainly good value.

With the 23rd overall pick, the Patriots decided to address the offensive line, as they selected Isaiah Wynn from Georgia. Wynn was a great player in college and provides the Patriots with a lot of versatility on their offensive line.

In college, Wynn played at both tackle and guard. For the Patriots, they appear to be viewing him as a tackle, which fills a need. Since the left tackle position is a bit of a question mark with Nate Solder leaving in free agency, the Patriots now have three players that can compete for the starting spot.

Even though an offensive lineman isn’t a sexy pick, here is what the reaction on Twitter was to this selection by the Patriots.

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With Lamar Jackson on the board still, the Patriots surely could have gone in that direction with this pick. However, Wynn gives them a player that can compete right away for the left tackle job in the summer. If he is beat out at tackle, he could then slide inside to guard and still provide the Patriots with a starting offensive lineman. Overall, this was a solid start for the Patriots’ draft class.